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It's Pie Contest Time!
*Flavors of Fall in Michigan Pie Contest*
September 22, 2018
Choose your favorite pie using any flavor of fall like apples, pears, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, or any Michigan grown fruit, (tomatoes are a fruit) then choose your favorite way to make it...traditional pie, rustic, tart, slab pie, galette, or hand pie. 
Categories include professional, adult and youth, and market vendors. Judging will consider flavor, appearance and creativity. Prizes in each category include gift certificates to use at the Battle Creek and Bellevue Farmers Markets. One Grand Prize award will be selected from all categories to receive the Golden Pie Plate and $100. Get busy planning your entry...bragging rights are up for grabs!
Entries are accepted on September 22nd from 9am to 10:45. Judging will begin promptly at 11:00 with winners announced at noon.



Market Hours

Battle Creek Farmers Market at

Festival Market Square

25 S McCamly Street in

downtown Battle Creek

Wednesday and Saturday

9 am to 1 pm

May through October


Bellevue Farmers Market

Washington Park in downtown Bellevue

Thursday 3 to 6 pm

June through September

Cash, Credit, Debit, Double Up Food Bucks, Project FRESH, Market FRESH


Our market customers will appreciate the flexibility of being able to make purchases with cash, credit and debit cards, Bridge Cards, Double Up Food Bucks, Project FRESH coupons, and Market FRESH coupons.


Double Up Food Bucks

Both farmers market locations hosted by the Battle Creek Farmers Market Association participate in Double Up Food Bucks, a project of the Fair Food Network. Double Up Food Bucks provides families receiving food assistance benefits, known as SNAP Bridge Card, with the means to purchase more fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers markets.

When a person eligible for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) uses his or her SNAP Bridge Card to shop for food at a farmers market, the amount of money that he or she spends is matched with Double Up Food Bucks bonus tokens. The tokens can then be exchanged for Michigan-grown fruits and vegetables.


How to Participate in the Double Up Food Bucks Program

Step 1

Shoppers use their SNAP Bridge Cards to purchase fresh food at participating farmers markets.

Step 2

For every $2 spent, shoppers receive $2 worth of bonus tokens. Shoppers receive up to $20 in tokens per visit.

Step 3

Shoppers buy Michigan-grown fruits and vegetables with their Double Up Food Bucks tokens.


Bridge Card

Both farmers market locations sponsored by the Battle Creek Farmers Market Association are able to process Bridge Cards. Simply bring your card to the market, tell us how much you intend to purchase, and you will be provided script that will be used to pay the vendors. The SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is often referred to as the BRIDGE Card or EBT benefits. The Michigan Assistance and Referral Service (MARS) can help you find out if you qualify for the card. More information can be found online at, as well as,


Debit/Credit Card

it is easy to use your credit and debit cards at the farmers market locations sponsored by the Battle Creek Farmers Markets Association. Simply present your card, tell us how much you intend to spend, the card will be processed for that amount and you will be given script in that amount to pay the vendors when you make your purchase. Simple!


It is our long standing policy to not allow political campaigns, petition signature gathering or issue based efforts at the markets.


Have questions? Please contact Brigette Leach - 269-720-2279